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Bastnäsite-(Ce) Donnayite-(Y) & Gmelinite-Na

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Bastnäsite-(Ce) Donnayite-(Y) & Gmelinite-Na

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Description
Locality: 
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm
Description

Very nice aggregate of bastnasite-(Ce) crystals associated with type locality donnayite-(Y), and gmelinite-Na.  Collected by Gilles Haineault in 2016.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La)(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Bastnäs mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden

Donnayite-(Y)

Formula: 
NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
5.CC.05
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Gmelinite-Na

Formula: 
(Na2,Ca)[Al2Si4O12]·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Nero Mt., San Pietro, Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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